What was your inspiration behind being a yoga or Pilates teacher?
Julie: I came to yoga from other movement practices such as running and weightlifting. I found yoga to be mysterious, especially considering the approach of "less is more." After a couple of years of practice and contemplation, I trained with Melissa Scott in her Sacred Glow Yoga Training. I studied in both of her 200 hour and 300 hour level trainings. In between, I studied with Kimberly Drye and Becca Impello in the HereNowYoga 200 hour teacher training. And I'm still in awe of the body and contemplative movement practices such as yoga.
What do you like the most about teaching at YTC?
Julie: I love that YTC supports a holistic healing environment. Literally anyone can practice yoga here. YTC meets practitioners where they are.
What are your hobbies?
Julie: I enjoy reading, running, hiking, practicing yoga, and hanging out with my family.
How do you keep up your own personal yoga practice? What other fitness/exercise do you enjoy?
Julie: I squeeze in micro-yoga practices here and there throughout the day based on how my body is feeling and what props are available. It's luxurious to catch a longer practice! I also enjoy kettle bell training at HMG and teaching classes (BODYPump, cycle, core, kickboxing) at the Y, J, and Gold's Gym.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
Julie: Lots, but it's helpful to know that I teach Biology and Anatomy at Jefferson State Community College. Anatomy and physiology inform my movement practices and how I create a practice.
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